October 29, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-Robert Jay Lifton will speak on "Americans as Survivors-Vietnam and Iraq" on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium at Amherst College. Anthony W. Marx, Amherst College President, and Gerald Fink, founding member of the Whitehead Institute and American Cancer Society Professor of Genetics at MIT, will join Lifton for a discussion of national security and academic freedom on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in the Babbott Room in the Octagon. Both talks are free and open to the public.

A lecturer in psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, Lifton is the author of more than 20 books, including The Nazi Doctors (1986), The Protean Self (1993) and Destroying the World to Save It: Aum Shrinrikyo, Apocalyptic Violence, and the New Global Terrorism (1999). His path-breaking study of the survivors of Hiroshima, Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima (1968), received the National Book Award.